Earlier this week, in an appearance on Fox News, Trump confirmed his beliefs that Obama is behind the litany of leaks that have plagued his administration over the past couple of months.
"No, I think he [Obama] is behind it, because his people are certainly behind it. I also think it is politics, that's the way it is."
And while the source of the leaks may be easy to deduce, the appropriate response is not so easy to implement. That said, there is a growing chorus of advisers to the President who are urging him to purge the government of former Obama political appointees and quickly install more people who are loyal to him.
Newt Gingrich is among those calling for such a purge...per Politico:
"His playbook should be to get rid of the Obama appointees immediately," said Newt Gingrich, a top surrogate. "There are an amazing number of decisions that are being made by appointees that are totally opposed to Trump and everything he stands for. Who do you think those people are responding to?"
Gingrich added: "Ninety-five percent of the bureaucrats are against him."
Meanwhile, Gingrinch offered a backhanded compliment to Schumer, saying "I didn't get it early on. This is not about slowing down the Cabinet. This is about keeping working control of the government for Obama. It's actually very shrewd on Schumer's part."
Gingrich said he blamed Sen. Chuck Schumer for slow-walking the nominees, though Schumer's office notes that many of the picks were not properly vetted: At least three have already dropped out. The Office of Government Ethics remains overwhelmed with applications now, "but they are beginning to catch up," one person involved in the nominations said. At many agencies, no top positions are filled, which means the layers of political appointees that report to them haven't been picked, either.
"I didn't get it early on. This is not about slowing down the Cabinet. This is about keeping working control of the government for Obama," Gingrich said. "It's actually very shrewd on Schumer's part. Trump is not going to have control of the government until at least June."
Roger Stone also chimed in on the debate saying the Trump administration should have cut ties with Obama's staff "a long time ago, a long, long time ago."
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Anyone who was part of the parasites administration needs to go and the sooner the better...I think some of the leaks are coming from there and the sooner they show them door the better.
Every Obama appointee needs to go, they are loyal to Obama and will try to cause trouble for Trump, when WW2 was over the NAZIS who survived were 100% loyal to Hitler until the day they died,they thought they were right in murdering millions of humans, Jews and non Jews, they were truly possessed by the Demons who caused them to murder in the first placed and they paid with their souls in Hell,
Well nobody can say Trump didn't give them a fair chance to work with him and the Republicans. So now there shouldn't be any mud slinging at Trump when he gets rid of them. He wanted to be fair about everything but they haven't been fair to him.
It's time to play hard ball with the slimy DEMs.
Doesn't Trump know that he can fire every Obama appointee... there is no need to keep them on.
ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, Mon COLONEL !!!!!
TRUMP GOT ALONG FINE BY HIMSELF AFTER HE SWORE IN ON INAUGURATION DAY !!!!
SO CAN ANY OF THE "NEW TRUMP EMPLOYEES" WHEN the OBAMA ONE'S ARE FIRED !!!!
They are APPOINTEES and NOT CIVIL SERVICE !!!! SO WHY THE DELAY ????
He CAN, but I'm beginning to wonder if he thinks it is "too big to do". Many of those "appointees" have burrowed into the Civil Service System and have become permanent CS employees,
I suggest that they overhaul the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and take the following actions:
Run a computer check of ALL federal employees hired during the Obozo regime;
Narrow it down by running those into key management positions, judges, "czars" etc.
Narrow those down to which ones are still on the payroll.
Narrow those further by which ones have had security clearances. Fire those that have not, review those that have. Hell, Obozo couldn't pass a legitimate security clearance, so he probably didn't require it of any of his appointees.
Double scrutinize those working in the Washington DC area; triple scrutinize those in the intelligence arena.
Cancel Moochele's mother's lifetime stipend of $160/year for her babysitting her own grandkids.
That's the first week's agenda. Then get serious after that!!
This is a big AMEN. He is still in Washington, and will use his appointees to undermine the Trump Administration!
That purge....SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED THE DAY AFTER THE INAUGURATION!
WHY ARE WE HEARING ABOUT THIS IN MARCH??????????????????
Obama reads the U.N. AGENDA 21 and treats it like the Bible for how to live and what to do.
My take on it all now after the fact is:
Obama is sitting around and will attempt a coup if he can weaken Trump and there will be many dead should that ever happen.
Obama believes that 1/2 the earths population need to go away. That part is probably part of the deaths by the antichrist in the end scenario. many many will die at his hands and Obama will be the facilitator here in America if he is ever given the chance. Obama is an end time character that follows a misguided writing in a binder from the UN. The end will come upon mankind and Obama will be the one helping the Antichrist NWO jerks. Obama will likely be ASSASSINATED when he starts his coup. He really thinks he stands a chance to be on top again.
OBAMA KNOWS he will be WASTED if he ever tried a "COUP De ETAT" !!!!!!!
"KELLY" WOULD SHRED HIM TO DEATH !!!!!!
PURGE SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED THE FIRST MONTH OF TRUMPS ADMINISTRATION!
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